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Maryland House Passes Sports Betting Bill in Landslide Vote

Maryland House Passes Sports Betting Bill in Landslide Vote

March 19th, 2018

Maryland’s House of Delegates took a step toward eventually allowing sports wagering at the state’s casinos and other gaming facilities as it became the second state legislature to pass a sports betting bill in 2018.


Kansas Bill Not Good Enough for MLB with No Integrity Fee

Kansas Bill Not Good Enough for MLB with No Integrity Fee

March 14th, 2018

Kansas has followed the lead of other states by introducing a sports betting legalization bill in the wake of the impending Supreme Court decision on the issue. Not surprisingly, the lack of an integrity fee in the bill has prompted backlash from Major League Baseball.


Americans Will Illegally Bet Billions on 2018 NCAA Tourney

Americans Will Illegally Bet Billions on 2018 NCAA Tourney

March 14th, 2018

From offices to households to classrooms to bars, money bracket pools have become a yearly highlight for basketball fans and non-basketball fans alike. There’s just one small issue. They’re completely illegal in the US (for now).


New York Sports Betting Bill Finally Introduced by Senate

New York Sports Betting Bill Finally Introduced by Senate

March 8th, 2018

New York joined the growing list of states that could offer sports betting in the near future, following in the foot steps of states like of New Jersey, Kansas and Massachusetts. Republican senator John Bonacic introduced the highly anticipated bill to the state Senate this week.


Louisiana Proposes Sports Betting and Online Gambling Bills

Louisiana Proposes Sports Betting and Online Gambling Bills

March 6th, 2018

With a Supreme Court decision on PASPA impending, Louisiana could move to legalize both sports betting and online gambling with newly introduced legislation in the state's House of Representatives and Senate branches.


Sports Betting Bill Breezes through WV House of Delegates

Sports Betting Bill Breezes through WV House of Delegates

March 5th, 2018

West Virginia Senate Bill 415 continued its journey through state legislature, as it was passed by an overwhelming 77-22 margin by the House of Delegates. The bill will allow for sports wagers to be placed at the state’s five casinos.


New Jersey Horsetrack Prepares for Sports Betting Expansion

New Jersey Horsetrack Prepares for Sports Betting Expansion

March 5th, 2018

New Jersey-based horse racing facility Monmouth Park is jockeying for a premier post position should the race to allow legalized sports gambling start. That day could be rapidly approaching as the SCOTUS nears a ruling on Christie v NCAA.


MLB and the NBA Support Legal Sports Betting But Why Now?

MLB and the NBA Support Legal Sports Betting But Why Now?

March 1st, 2018

Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have made it known that they are seeking a piece of the action should sports betting eventually be legalized and PASPA be overruled by the Christie v NCAA Supreme Court case but why now after decades of opposition?


Revised Arkansas Bill Hopes to Expand Race Track Gambling

Revised Arkansas Bill Hopes to Expand Race Track Gambling

February 28th, 2018

An attempt to revise a bill that originally was intended to legalize casinos in the state of Arkansas is currently awaiting certification from the state attorney general with many experts in the industry feeling the ruling will favor expansion.


NCAA ADs Unofficially Not in Favor of Legal Sports Betting

NCAA ADs Unofficially Not in Favor of Legal Sports Betting

February 22nd, 2018

Former NBA player, U.S. House of Representatives member and current head of Lead1 Tom McMillen reports that after survey of NCAA athletic directors, 80 percent disagree with the legalization of sports betting.


Potential NY Bill Seeks Compromise with Pro Sports Leagues

Potential NY Bill Seeks Compromise with Pro Sports Leagues

February 22nd, 2018

While currently only in its "discussion draft" phase, a new bill from the state of New York would meet the demands of some pro sports leagues, while looking to negotiate fairer alternatives than the NBA and MLB's proposed integrity fees.


WV Senate Quickly Passes Sports Betting Bill in 25-9 Vote

WV Senate Quickly Passes Sports Betting Bill in 25-9 Vote

February 21st, 2018

The state of West Virginia legislature made its support for potential legal sports gambling abundantly clear Tuesday, swiftly passing sports betting bill SB 415. The senate passed the bill in a 25-9 vote and it will now be sent to the House of Delegates for further deliberation.


MGM CEO Confident Supreme Court Will Legalize Sports Betting

MGM CEO Confident Supreme Court Will Legalize Sports Betting

February 21st, 2018

Jim Murren told MGM Resorts International investors that he believes that the federal ban on sports betting will be defeated this year. He joins a list of industry giants having their say on the contentious issue, which is expected to be ruled on in court during 2018.


Silver Reiterates NBA’s Support for Betting Integrity Fee

Silver Reiterates NBA’s Support for Betting Integrity Fee

February 20th, 2018

On All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defended his idea of levying a one percent “integrity fee” on wagers should sports betting be legalized in the near future by the Supreme Court case, Christie vs. the NCAA.


NJ Encourages Betting License Apps Ahead of SCOTUS Verdict

NJ Encourages Betting License Apps Ahead of SCOTUS Verdict

February 16th, 2018

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is asking those facilities with potential interest in offering sports betting to submit applications for gambling licenses in preparation for what could be a landmark SCOTUS decision.


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